Christmas is just around the corner now and most of you are eyeing your Christmas Holiday and New Years Eve Break with eager eyes. Hong Kong may not be a place with snow in winter, but we have plenty of attractions and fun things to do that make up for the loss of a white Christmas! Here are 7 things to do this Christmas in Hong Kong:

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Take in all the Christmas lights

If it’s your first time in Hong Kong, let these lights dazzle you. Known to outshine even the brightest stars, Christmas in Hong Kong is all about the lights and great harbour view. Go to Central Pier and take a Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and take in the lights on both sides. Stay till 8PM if you want to enjoy the Symphony of Lights Show as well!

How to get there:
-Get off at the MTR Central Station or the Hong Kong Station, head towards Pier 7 at the Central Pier.
-Take the Star Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui and walk along the Avenue of Stars.

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets are the best place to enjoy a day with family and friends. Take the time to stroll around the Stanley Plaza Finnish Christmas Wonders Market or the Sai Kung Christmas Market. Spend some time here to enjoy some culinary delights, pick a gift for friends and eager little cousins.

How to get there:
Stanley Plaza Finnish Christmas Market
– There is a free shuttle bus starting from Ocean Park MTR, Shau Kei Wan, and Aberdeen Station.
– Take the Minibus 40 from Causeway Bay to Stanley.
Sai Kung Christmas Market
– Take the Minibus 101 at the MTR Hang Hau Station.

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Magical Christmas in Theme Parks

Head to Disneyland for two days and spend a night there to enjoy the Christmas Disney magic that will turn you into an excited little kid again. You can also head to Ocean Park and say “Merry Christmas” to Pandas, Sharks, or Dolphins. Both theme parks are serious about their Christmas Trees, be sure to visit them and check if any of the presents are yours!

How to get there:
Disneyland
– Take the MTR to the Disneyland Station.
Ocean Park
– Take the MTR to the Ocean Park Station or take the bus 99 from Causeway Bay to the Ocean Park stop.

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Feast On ALL The Good Food

Hong Kong is known for being THE city to go to for the best food. A mixture of East and West, feast yourselves on the various delicacies available here from street food to Michelin-star restaurants this Christmas. Notably there are a few Christmas Special Buffets or Dinners available. Head to Peninsula for the great Christmas lights and signature afternoon tea, or Ritz Carlton for the Santa Jazz Band in their lounge.

How to get there:
Peninsula
– Walk along the Avenue of Stars for 10 minutes after taking the Star Ferry.
– Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and get there via Exit L3.
Ritz Carlton
– Take the MTR to Kowloon Station and take the Exit C1.

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Enjoy The Family-Friendly Christmas Shows

Hong Kong is a great place for families to visit. Enjoy a jolly Christmas with Santa in the show Father Christmas at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, or go for the Nutcracker performed by Hong Kong Ballet and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta.

How to get there:
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
– Take the MTR to Wanchai Station and take the Exit C, it’s around a 10-minute brisk walk to the HKAPA.
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
– Take a Star Ferry from Central Pier 7 and walk 2-minutes to the Cultural Centre.
– Take the MTR to Tsim Sha Tsui Station and take the Exit L6.

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Christmas Mall Exhibitions

One big thing to do in Hong Kong is Shopping. Besides trying very hard to not shop till you drop, enjoy the exhibitions at Times Square or Lee Tung Avenue. The Exquisite Christmas Exhibition at Times Square features scenes from 1980s Hong Kong during Christmas by two local artists. Head to Lee Tung Avenue for a huge Christmas tree amongst colonial-styled buildings.

How to get there:
Times Square
– Take the MTR to Causeway Bay Station and take the Exit A.
Lee Tung Avenue
– Take the MTR to Wanchai Station and take the Exit D.

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Fun And Games At The AIA Carnival

The annual AIA Carnival is great fun for tourists and locals alike. Pick your favourite carnival game and get your prize! Enjoy the stalls and roller coaster rides here with a great view of the Central Harbourfront. Indulge yourself in the Christmas spirit here and stay for the evening to see the lights while you ride on a high speed roller coaster!

How to get there:
-Take the MTR to Central Station or Hong Kong Station and head to the Central Harbourfront via bridge.
-Take the Star Ferry to the Central Pier and walk to Central Harbourfront.

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